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This is the place to sort, search and review all the classic What Is Going On in the world? moments. Results are sorted by vote count and month, at the moment you can provide your own vote number cutoff, browse different months, or filter all the results by a keyword.

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202Today is a good day to call in sick and spend the day reading your favorite conservative hate-blogs. Marriage equality is the law of the land in the USA
123Antigay bigots buy all tickets to stop a queer-safe high school formal. They fail to realize it's a crowdfunding, each ticket funds 1 young attendee, and that they've accidentally funded the whole thing (in fact, three times the original funding target) which now has to find a larger venue.
114Phyllis Schlafly hears rumors of liberals in Heaven, departs immediately to launch her latest campaign.
107Say it with me, 4 more years!
102Miami Police shoot black man who is lying down with arms raised as he helps his autistic patient. He was shot in the leg and has survived his wound. He asked the policeman, 'Why did you shoot me?' the policeman replied, 'I don't know.' Kinsey claims he was handcuffed and left bleeding in the street for 20 minutes.] Update: The Miami police union president has released an excuse for the officer's action, the officer meant to shoot the unarmed austistic man. When he asked the officer why he shot him, the officer replied that he did not know. Further update: The autistic man was identified as Arnaldo Eliud Rios Soto. What's more Rios Soto was also treated as a criminal, he was kept handcuffed in a squad car for hours among other abuses. Rios Soto is now in psychiatric hospital and traumatized.
98Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been found dead at a West Texas ranch he was visiting. Death was not properly certified and there was no autopsy fueling conspiracy theories. Ted Cruz already wants to delay replacing him until 2017, as does Senate judiciary committee member Conn Carroll.
91The people have spoken. The Irish have voted overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality.
87Running water discovered on Mars.
85The President: "Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn't make sense to the American people and certainly doesn't make sense to me...I think these comments do underscore why we shouldn't have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women."
84The American Health Care Act (aka Trumpcare or Ryancare) has been pulled.
84RIP Robin Williams. (Well, that didn't take long)
84Bridge? Spock here. Beam me up. UPDATE: There's Klingons off the starboard bow, starboard bow, starboard bow...
83Gay marriage is legalized in New York State.
82 The US Supreme Court upholds 'Obamacare' Update: Oh God, the irony, it burns!
80You don't need abortion exceptions for when the woman was raped, because if she got pregnant, it wasn't really rape. Todd Akin sets a new record for being a shitbag.
80After 47 GOP Senators breach federal law by writing to Iran, telling them that any nuclear deal made with Obama could be repealed by the next President, it turns out an Iranian minister knows more about international law and the US Constitution than these 47 fuckwits.
794 times married Kim Davis sent to jail for contempt of court, marriages may now proceed in her absence. Update: Even the Westboro Baptist Church is against her. Oh, and so is the Donald.
79At last, Sir Terry, we must walk together. Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night. The End.
79"Skeptic" offers 100,000 Euro reward to prove Measles is a virus (rather than psychosomatic), is ordered to pay up.
77In 2003, the anti-vax non-profit SafeMinds started funding studies in an attempt to prove that childhood vaccines cause autism. Twelve years and $250,000 later, University of Texas Southwestern researchers have now revealed disconcerting new findings in the hippocampal cells of vaccinated macaques that may suggest a link between bahahaha just kidding, they found jack shit.
76President Obama declares his support for marriage equality.
76Fred Phelps is dead. [1] On the UN "Day of Happiness."
75The UK has officially banned creationism from being taught in science classes..
74California set to mandate childhood vaccines.
74 Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence.
72Benjamin Netanyahu believes Hitler didn't want to exterminate Jews. The mooslims talked him into it!
72Missouri is seriously short of funding for public defenders. Fortunately, in extremis, the head public defender can draft any member of the state bar to serve as a public defender. For instance, the governor who vetoed proper funding for public defenders. (The letter to the governor is a thing of beauty.)
72The wife of a Texan anti-LGBT crusader left him... for a woman.
71In a massive study involving 95,000 children, researchers have confirmed that there is no connection between the MMR vaccine and autism, even in high-risk populations. Focus is now shifting on studying the effectiveness of the drinking of water as a preventative measure against dehydration, and whether or not the habitual inhalation of oxygen is an effective deterrent against death.
70This is how Chicago is handling police misconduct allegations.
68Yet another school shooting in the US of A.
68Colossal document leak from law firm specializing in "offshore asset management" contains details of tax haven and money laundering operations of the ultra-rich, including numerous current and former heads of government.
67Gravitational Waves detected for the first time. The science is complex and exciting.
67Fox News to drop Bill O'Reilly amid allegations of sexual harassment.
67In a totally above-board move that in no way looks like Watergate, Nixon Trump fires Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox FBI Director James Comey.
67Former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn has been charged with lying to the FBI, has pleaded guilty, and is cooperating with the special counsel's investigation into Russia's interference in last year's election.
67Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) condemns evolution and the Big Bang as "lies straight from the pit of hell." Of course he's on the House science committee.
66 At least one US ally has had enough - The Australian Deputy Prime Minister declares that "cranks and crazies" have taken over the US Republican party. Update: the Prime Minister is backing him.
65Alabama will require students to learn about evolution, climate change. DENIALIST TEARS
65Osama bin Laden is dead. The US military has his body. Everything will be all right now, we can return to total worldwide peace. Maybe. (BTW, in a bit of no-doubt intentional irony, this news comes on the eighth anniversary of Dubya's so-called Mission Accomplished speech.)
65So Kent Hovind is suing us. (404? Try this.)
65All hail the BBC.
64US Supreme court upholds key part of 'Obama Care' according to the BBC. You can all stop trying to repeal it now.
64Homeopathy effective for 0 out of 68 illnesses, study finds
64Milo Yiannopoulos dropped from CPAC amid his pedophilia controversy. Edit:Simon & Schuster has pulled their book deal, as well. And he's resigned from Breitbart.
63Former hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli bought the rights to an anti-parasite drug and raised the price 5000%, then taunted people about it on Twitter (P.S. it's perfectly legal). Update A drug for TB has also jumped 2000%.
63Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who has claimed that natural disasters are God's way to punish gays has his home destroyed by a natural disaster.
63Donald Trump has hit a 51% disapproval rating in in just eight days.
63After the House voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump admitted to the Prime Minister of Australia that Australians have better healthcare. Ironically, Australia's universal healthcare system is called Medicare.
63California bans reparative therapy for minors.
63UPDATE on the Freddy Gray situation : All six officers involved in the incident are now facing criminal charges ranging from 2nd degree murder to assault and false imprisonment. Claims that Gray was carrying an illegal switchblade have also been found to be false.
62Victory for the Browncoats, down with the Purplebellies Britain votes to leave the EU. Stocks and the British pound are plummeting. Cameron's tenure is likely over. Scotland and Northern Ireland appear to have voted stay, meaning talk of secession is already being floated.
62 Xenophobia in the UK following Brexit hits ridiculous levels the woman in question is a white German who has lived in the UK for decades. This is your doing, Nigel Farage!
62 Trump's CBP tried unsuccessfully to get usernames and other details about a fake USCIS Twitter account which criticised him.
62Recently-elected French president Emanuel Macron wants to fight global warming and is inviting U.S. experts to France to help.
62Anti-vax mother changes her mind after all 7 of her children get whooping cough. And is quite brave to be public about it IMO.
61NJ jury rules that conversion therapy constitutes consumer fraud.
61Faux News's recurring "CIA terrorism specialist," Wayne Simmons, arrested for impersonating a CIA agent.
61Roosh V cancels his meetings amid a global backlash against bullshit. Then he gets doxxed by Anonymous and makes a police complaint about the "threats" he's received. Bonus: The "King of Masculinity" lives in his mother's basement.
61Pregnancy From Rape Is 'Something God Intended. Will the stupid never stop?
61DOMA officially struck down by SCOTUS, declared unconstitutional as a violation of the Fifth Amendment. The court case, U.S. v. Windsor, was over the estate tax, claiming discrimination against a lesbian widow on basis of sex. Meanwhile,teabaggers' heads explode. ADDITIONAL GAYNESS: No decision on Prop 8 ruling,lower court ruling upheld, same sex marriage legal inCalifornia.
61In Nevada, a brave Patriot a freeloading, self-centered dipshit named Cliven Bundy lets his cattle graze on government land illegally for the past 20 years, and now the government has confiscated his cows. Tea Party and libertarian whackers too lazy to fact-check make him out to be some sort of hero, and a militia group shows up to defend him. Unsurprisingly, Alex Jones is circle jerking to the news. Update: The BLM gives in to armed protesters. Not a good precedent.
60Water quality going down the crapper? We can fix that, says Wyoming, by making it illegal to measure water quality.
60Remember how back in July, the South Carolina Supreme Court tried to extend domestic violence protections to same-sex unmarried couples, but then stayed their own order when they realized they accidentally took them away from all unmarried couples? Well, they finally fixed their mistake; now all couples--married or unmarried, same-sex or opposite-sex--are covered equally by the state's domestic violence laws. This is surprisingly progressive news out of the Deep South, especially since all parties involved, even the state's Attorney General, agreed that it should happen; the only dispute was over the best way to do it.
60In Pakistan, clerics issue a fatwa against honor killings.
60Quakers running new Underground Railroad to help LGBT folk escape Uganda.
59Welcome back Philae, nice to hear from you again
59Military coup underway in Turkey. Update: the coup appears to be failing, only backed by a faction in the military. 2,839 soldiers have been arrested since the coup has failed. Erdogan is now requesting the US extradite Gulen, the Islamic cleric he believes inspired the coup. 6,000 people have now been reportedly arrested in the aftermath of the coup. 2.700 judges have also been removed from their positions.
59Vote up if you approve of the job United States President Barack Obama is doing or vote down if you disapprove. Vote neutral if you neither approve nor disapprove.
59The Britons are set to pass gay marriage!
59Israel says "fuck you" to 20% of its population.
58Donald Trump looks to make a national database of Muslim Americans. No word yet on demanding they wear green crescents in public.
58With Prime Minister Theresa May fresh in power, the cabinet now consists of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary (presumably to see if he can actually get France to nuke Britain), and Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer, with George Osborne resigning from the government entirely. Hammond immediately goes against the Brexiters' wishes by stating that it would take six years to leave.
58Live coverage of the hundreds of thousands of protesters taking part in the Women's March in the US - and around the world. UPDATE: With US turnout numbers estimated at around 3.5 million people, this marks the single largest protest march in the history of the United States.vote poll=world15436>Live coverage of the hundreds of thousands of protesters taking part in the Women's March in the US - and around the world. UPDATE: With US turnout numbers estimated at around 3.5 million people, this marks the single largest protest march in the history of the United States.
58Proposition 8 overturned by federal judge.
58With Obama's signature, DADT is gone!
58If Obama is for environmentalism -- or anything else, for that matter -- then we're against it in the stupidest way possible.
57Reformists in Iran win every seat in Tehran parliament. Guess they forgot to rig the vote the way they did a few years ago? Oh, they rigged this one too, but there are limits to how much you can rig while being "subtle".
57Well that didn't take long........"Leave" leaders walking away from Brexit promises
57Introducing the two latest contestants in the GOP's balls-to-the-wall batshit crazy contest -- state representative Jon Hubbard and candidate Charlie Fuqua, both of Arkansas. Hubbard has trotted out the old white-hood canard that slavery was good for the slaves, while Fuqua advocates in his book God's Law that all Muslims should be expelled from the US. Not satisfied with a tie, Fuqua has now gone the extra distance by advocating the death penalty for rebellious children. Take that, Todd Akin!!
57The LGBT Jim Crow equivalent has been proposed in Kansas. Fucking hell.
57Bernie Sanders is officially running
56California court rules that abstinence-only sex education is "medically inaccurate" and therefore unlawful under state law.
56House Democrats have proposed a bill that would update the Civil Rights Act to include LGBT people.
56Steve Bannon removed from National Security Council role.
56What the Hell is even going on anymore? White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, "You had someone who was despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons." When immediately called out by reporters in the room over holocaust denial, he fumbles the clarification, "Thank you, I appreciate that. There was not in the – he brought them into the Holocaust centers – I understand that. But I’m saying in the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns, dropped them down into the middle of towns." Also, note in the video he almost said "where he went into towns and dropped them to innocent", then managed corrected himself realizing how much worse he almost made it.
56The Washington Post busts a transparent attempt by Project Veritas to trip them up in their investigation of Roy Moore's sex abuse scandal. Short version: a woman went to the Post claiming that Moore impregnated her as a teenager, and she was suspiciously interested in seeing to it that Moore lost his campaign for Senate. (Non-paywalled version, though still bitchy about adblock.)
56The first man to walk on another world, Neil Armstrong, has died at the age of 82. His family asks "Next time you walk outside on clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil and give him a wink."
5615% of Ohio Republicans believe Romney killed bin Laden.[No, not The Onion]
56After two years, a documentary about vaccination, made by high school students and suppressed by anti-vaxx activists, has finally been released.
56President Obama to parents doubting ‘indisputable’ science: ‘Get your kids vaccinated’
55A Jewish terrorist stabbed an Israeli grocer, shouting, "You deserve it, you deserve it, Arab bastards!" The grocer is Jewish. A former director of Israel's security services reports that Jew-on-Arab terrorism is nearly never punished in Israel. But this stabber mistakenly stabbed a fellow Jew, so he might be in big trouble, even tho the grocer victim says it shouldn't matter whether he was an Arab or a Jew.
55According to Rick Perry, "Satan runs wild across the world," and the separation of Church and State is hence Satan's fault.
55Sorry to rain on your parade, New Mexico: A federal judge has smashed another same-sex marriage ban. In Utah. Update: "The court agrees with Justice Scalia’s interpretation of Windsor and finds that the important federalism concerns at issue here are nevertheless insufficient to save a state-law prohibition that denies the Plaintiffs their rights." Yes, you read that correctly - Scalia's opinion was just used against him. (Grab some popcorn.)
55Here we go again: Six dead in a series of drive-by shootings and stabbings near UC Santa Barbara. (Gunman was the son of a Hollywood director and quoting the usual MRA spiel.) Update: An "incel" site is freaking. Update II: All guns legally purchased and registered. "When will this insanity stop?"
54Nigel Farage stands down as leader of UKIP.
54Inauguration desperation: the Trump team tries to shift surplus tickets by offering them for free and running paid Facebook ads that tell random users that "President-elect Trump wants to personally invite you." Even ticket scalpers are making a loss.
54The Pope says "an atheist is better than a hypocritical Catholic."
54Another week, another Romney gaffe. And the shit just keeps on flowing.
54In the UK, religious schools will lose government funding if they don't teach evolution as a fact.
54Margaret Thatcher is dead.
54Croatian Constitutional Court upholds the constitutionality of mandatory vaccination of children, stating that the right of children to have good health is more important than the right of parents to make wrong decisions.(In English.)
54So, how bad is it to be an African-American in Ferguson, Missouri? In 2009, the Ferguson PD arrested and (allegedly) beat a man inside the police station after finding out that they had arrested the wrong man. Then they charged him with "property damage" -- Translation: Bleeding on their uniforms after they beat him.
54Well, gosh: crocoduck just showed up. Guess evolution must be true, then.
54President Obama uses this year's turkey pardon to stick it to the GOP on immigration: "I am here to announce what I'm sure will be the most talked about executive action this month. Today, I am taking an action fully within my legal authority, the same kind of action taken by Democrats and Republican presidents before me, to spare the lives of two turkeys, Mac and Cheese, from a terrible and delicious fate. . . They'll get to live out the rest of their days respectively at a Virginia estate with 10,000 acres of roaming space. I know some will call this amnesty."
54In view of the Hobby Lobby decision, the Satanic Temple strikes back by filing a lawsuit to exempt their followers from reading pro-life literature which is required in some states when planning to have an abortion. Their argument is that since their beliefs are solely based on scientific facts, and because much of this literature's content is not based on science, having to read it would inflict their freedom of religion.
54Charlie Hebdo: What do you do after much of your staff is murdered on the job? Cease publication? Suspend operations temporarily? How about publish next week's issue on schedule and print over 20 times the standard run.
53 Yet another major "defeat for humanity" from a largely Catholic country: With little fanfare, Mexico's supreme court has ruled laws limiting marriage to heterosexuals discriminatory, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage. This means the Greatest Country on Earth will be the last country in North America, and one of the last in the developed world, to do the same.
53Not sure if real or The Onion... Trump puts up a plaque at a golf club he owns near the Potomac river, commemorating the "Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, [that] died at this spot", and that they were so many that the river got called "The River of Blood". Problem is, it never happened. Trump responds: "“How would they know that?” Mr. Trump asked when told that local historians had called his plaque a fiction. “Were they there?”".
53Armed Oregon militia led by Cliven Bundy's sons takes federal building in support of Hammond ranchers convicted of setting illegal fires on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property. Vow to stay, fight police.
53A paralyzed man has regained the ability to control his arm through a computer chip that was surgically implanted in his brain.
53Of all the people, Donald Trump supports transgender rights to use whichever bathroom they want, and criticized the North Carolina bathroom bill.
53Justice prevails, as the right Schlafly beats the wrong Schlafly.
53Reuters instructs its staff to cover the Trump Presidency the same way it covers authoritarian regimes in other countries where journalists are routinely shut out, censored and harassed.
53Worst mass shooting by a single individual in the US, this time at a country music festival in Las Vegas. Currently tied with the Orlando shooting for number dead but far more injured (and the number of dead may rise). Third worst rampage killing of all time (behind Breivik and the Nice mass murders) The shooter was a wealthy real-estate investor.
53Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been indicted on charges that he funneled millions of dollars through overseas shell companies. Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign official, has also surrendered to federal authorities. The indictment of Manafort and Gates makes no mention of Trump or election meddling. Update: Trump's response: "Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign. But why aren't Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus????? ....Also, there is NO COLLUSION!"
53We currently cannot predict earthquakes, but when someone dies we need a scapegoat.
53According to Republican Washington state legislator Ed Orcutt, a proposed bicycle tax is essential because cyclists aren't environmentally friendly due to all the CO2 they exhale. "[b]icyclists need to start paying for the roads they ride on rather than make motorists pay".
53The much anticipated debate between Bill Nye and creationist whacker Ken Ham finally unfolds. Nye and science won.
53Belgium gives homeopathy statutory regulation. Nobody meets statutory criteria. Homeopathy effectively banned. (Still operating until the statutory guillotine falls.)
53Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional
53Ohioan county jail threatens solitary confinement on a Muslim woman for refusing to go to Church; woman sues state for violating the constitution.
53Started a week ago, but in case you missed it: In what is called the biggest banking leak in history, over 50 media outlets around the world publish documents, showing that the Swiss arm of the HSBC bank actively helped their customers evade taxes in their home countries. Among them are high-value criminals and, on the same other side, prominent persons and wealthy donors of Clinton's charity or the British Tory party. Side note: The revelations came at a time when Ed Miliband was under fire for being “anti-business” because of his agenda against tax evasion by businesses. Now Cameron has to explain why he made the former HSBC boss Stephen Green his trade minister back in 2011, four months after the first evidence for misbehavior by HSBC was available to him; and why the British tax authority achieved four-times worse in enforcing tax repayals compared to France or Spain. Timeline of events leading up to this, Full story.
52Nigeria bans female genital mutilation.
52Obama plans mass clemency for nonviolent drug offenders.
52Senate blocks bid to deny funds to Planned Parenthood.
52The EU parliament approves a resolution that calls on the member states to drop charges against Edward Snowden.
52Where’s Bernie? Media ignores Sanders though he’s more popular than Trump
52A dinosaur's feathery tail was found preserved in amber.
52Widower murders naturopath who told his cancer-stricken wife 'chemotherapy is for losers'.
52Major Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Website Stormfront Has Been Kicked Offline
52The White House's response to the Death Star petition is made of win. Update: Best comment so far.
52On Christmas day, Neil deGrasse Tyson posted this tweet and Christian fundamentalists lost their collective shit guaranteeing increased coverage. On the 27th, NDT commented on the kerfuffle and the fun continued (including in the Facebook comment section at the bottom of the page).
52Charlie Hebdo's Paris office was attacked by Islamists, 12 people dead. UPDATE: The shooters have reportedly been identified; one has reportedly turned himself into the police, claiming he was not in Paris the day of the shooting.
52Anti-vax book "Melanie’s Marvelous Measles" gets 800 one-star reviews on Amazon.
52Score a win for net neutrality Update: That didn't take long Update: Now verizon starts trolling.
52Chimpanzees in Fongoli, Senegal, have invented spears.
5130% of Republicans support bombing Agrabah. Agrabah is the fictional sultanate of Disney's Aladdin. Also, 41% of Trump supporters. 19% of Democrats.
51In the ongoing process of becoming an increasingly totalitarian state, Turkey's government seeks to drop secularism from its constitution. The reasons given are that Muslim countries apparently require religious constitutions and except for two other countries, other nations don't explicitly mention secularism in their constitutions either. It's also blasphemous that the text doesn't mention His name even once.
51A Texas law making abortions more difficult was found unconstitutional.
51North Carolina's Tea Party-dominated legislature moves to criminalize accurate predictions of sea level rise. Trends: they don't work that way.
51Former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler was scheduled to give a lecture at a local church on Tuesday night. Butler's presentation was cancelled after he tweeted congratulations to Jason Collins for coming out of the closet. The pastor told Butler that he would only be allowed to give his presentation if he retracted the tweet and asked Gawd for forgiveness. The subject of that night's discussion? Bullying.
51Years of scientific research being burned and lost in Canada. Claims that it's all backed up digitally are proving to be untrue. It's almost as if the Harper government is afraid of the data.
51FUCK! The Professional Standards Authority has accredited the Society of Homeopaths as a holder of an approved voluntary register of health-care practitioners. (UK) What is this country coming to?
51Take us down the slippery slope, part umpteen: Now the aftermath of the Hobby Lobby decision now extends to allowing the refusal of subpoenas due to violation of religious beliefs.
51Sorry, Harry Reid, you're too Democratic to be a Mormon.
50Leaked documents reveal that members of the Dothan, Alabama police force belonged to a Neoconfederate organization, and routinely planted drugs on young black men with the cooperation of the district attorney.
50...except that the preschool teacher made it up.
50A grand jury in Texas has cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing in the video manufactroversy, and surprisingly indicts two of their accusers.
50Massive amount of news comes out of Israel: The UN condemns the occupation of the Palestinian territories and in response France proposes peace talks and threatens to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state if they fail. There is hope that, according to the UN, that Israel and Iran are likely to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Also the Snowden reveals that the US and UK have been hacking Israeli drones in order to spy on the IDF.
50 Hate crimes in the UK up 57% according to Huffington Post following Brexit vote
50The Washington DC Metro (subway) confirms that the Women's March on Washington gave them their second busiest day ever on Saturday, second only to President Obama's Inauguration Day in 2009. By comparison, Donald Trump's Inauguration Day on Friday generated slightly fewer journeys than the average for a normal weekday.
50Same-sex marriage policies are associated with reduced adolescent suicide attempts.
50Donald Trump's approval ratings drop to 37% less than three months into his presidency.
50Chelsea Manning has been released from prison.
50Obama to Trump: Go fuck yourself. lol. (Seth Meyers, on the other hand doesn't pull any punches.)
50Faux News, classy as ever, blames the Norwegian attacks on "Muslim extremists", then segues straight into a story on the Ground Zero Mosque. Here's the twist: the lead suspect is a blond, blue eyed, right-wing Christian fundamentalist with anti-Muslim views.
50Sometimes you can't make this shit up: Rick Santorum Says "Smart People Will Never Be On Our Side"
50Madiba has passed away at 95.
50"So, Reince, who are our top candidates for 2016?"
"We've got a Randroid, two theocrats, a Canadian citizen, a Jim Crow apologist, Santorum, an up-and-comer who ruined his only relevant speech, an execution addict, the brother of one of the worst Presidents in history, and a crook."
"And who's our best bet?"
"The crook." Update: If you can't take the heat, poison the well.
50A kid tries to come out as gay. His family is less than understanding. Watch the video only if you want to feel depressed. The last couple of minutes are particularly painful. You can help him live without the bigots here if you feel moved enough.
50Misinformation about the Ebola crisis: it gets worse. American professor, Dr. Cyril Broderick, published a wildly speculative and conspiratorial article in a very popular Liberian paper claiming the epidemic was caused by the US Military, WHO/CDC/Doctors Without Borders, and Big Pharma.
50Malala Yousafzai shares the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
50In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has struck down laws against assisted suicide
50Oklahoma GOP lawmakers protecting your precious kids from that there book larnin': they have literally passed emergency legislation to ban AP US History classes, partially on the grounds that it's not nothing but pro-US propaganda. Some want to ban all AP classes. UPDATE: Instead, students would have to study the 10 Commandments and speeches by Saint Ronnie.
50Barack Obama calls for end to 'conversion therapies' for LGBT youth